Can a Vegan Be an All-Star NFL Player?

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Vegan Strength and Energy

NFL All-Star, Tony Gonzalez, the Vegan

Tony Gonzalez, all-star National Football League player with the Atlanta Falcons, formerly with Kansas City Chiefs, and the game’s highest-paid tight-end at 6-foot, 5-inches and 247 pounds is a near vegan. (However, he said he eats a few servings of fish and chicken per week.)

“My biggest thing is strength,” he says. “If you lose that strength you get your butt kicked.”

He broke the touchdown record and achieved the NFL career reception record.

“I was like, ‘OK, this [diet] is working,'” he says. “I have so much more energy when I’m out there.”

Click here for the Wall Street Journal online article Jan. 25, 2008.

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